At the mining town of Tranent Carrick executed a sandstone cross in a style common in East Lothian.  As at Monzievard & Strowan the Pelican is used as a symbol of sacrifice.


Above - A dialogue of sculptures.  The modern sculpture by David Annand commemorates Jackie (Joan) Crookston who was shot dead by soldiers while leading a protest against the military conscription of townsmen in 1797.  After the shooting Dragoons pursued fleeing protestors in what became known as 'The Massacre of Tranent'.  Just over a century later in 1916 Military Conscription was again reintroduced by the British government and some of those listed on Carrick's memorial would certainly have been conscripts.

Jackie Crookston and memorial Tranent Cross Tranent Pelican David Annand Sculptor